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Fewer Delays Expected As Phase Two Of PATCO Rehab Project Begins

The next phase of the PATCO rail reconstruction project is now underway and should not cause as many delays for riders.

12/05/2014

Patco's 15th Street station.  (File photo by Pat Loeb)

Several PATCO Upgrades In The Works

PATCO says new information boards are on the way for its train platforms.

12/03/2014

A current PATCO rail car. (credit: Mike DeNardo/KYW)

DRPA Announces Changes To Traffic Patterns On Ben Franklin Bridge

The DRPA also says four lanes to Pennsylvania will be open during morning rush hours and four lanes to New Jersey will be open for the afternoon rush hour.

10/21/2014

Old City homes by the Ben Franklin Bridge. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Ben Franklin Bridge Sandblasting Project Finished, Old City Neighbors Thrilled

In a letter to residents here by the bridge when the construction began, the DRPA warned of high levels of noise during the sandblasting and painting of the bridge. That was scheduled to go through tomorrow, but the DRPA says they finished the painting on Sunday.

09/30/2014

(DRPA inspector general Tom Raftery, in 2012  file photo by David Madden.)

Del. River Port Authority’s Internal Watchdog Resigning His Post

Thomas Raftery was hired two years ago by the DRPA as part of the bistate agency’s much-ballyhooed reform efforts. His task was to root out corruption and inefficiencies in the agency.

09/23/2014

PA Republican Senator John Rafferty (Top row, right) chairs the State Senate Transportation Committee.  (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Panel Advances DRPA Reform Legislation

The State Senate Transportation Committee has given its approval to legislation to enact a series of DRPA reforms, including a provision that would prevent the agency from engaging in economic development activity.

09/17/2014

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Thousands Cross Ben Franklin Bridge Daily, But How Many Know Its Secret?

Inside the anchorages on either side of the Ben Franklin Bridge — long-forgotten trolley stops that were never put into service.

09/15/2014

Ben Franklin Bridge construction has inconvenienced commuters for months. (File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ben Franklin Bridge Commuters Wonder: What’s Going On And When Will It End?

Commuters on the Ben Franklin Bridge have been inconvenienced with lane closures and gaps in PATCO service since Memorial Day.

09/05/2014

(The new interior of refurbished Patco rail cars. Credit: Patco)

PATCO Unhappy Refurbished Trains Still In Test Mode

PATCO is getting a little impatient with the contractor hired to replace the engines and interiors of its 120 car fleet.

09/04/2014

(DRPA chief engineer Michael Venuto.  Photo by David Madden)

Patco Thinks Delayed Rail Cars Will Be Ready For Field Testing Soon

Patco had hoped to show off the first of its newly refurbished train cars by now, but problems have delayed that.

08/20/2014

(The DRPA board meets in Philadelphia.  Photo by David Madden)

DRPA Postpones Formation of Committee To Handle Its Legal Work

While the timing of this action coincides with an ongoing grand jury probe into past economic development projects at the DRPA, leaders insist it’s just an organizational move.

08/20/2014

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DRPA Sets Up Short-Term Deal With Donor’s Public Relations Firm

David La Torre, a donor to Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley (who is also DRPA chair), says he’s ready for this new challenge.

07/03/2014

Delaware River. (credit: Chelsea Karnash)

No Overweight Loads Allowed On Walt Whitman Bridge During Repairs

If you want to haul something heavier than 80,000 pounds over the Walt Whitman Bridge, you won’t get a permit to do so for a while.

06/21/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

PATCO Ridership Down; Officials Blame Harsh Winter, Track Construction

Delaware River Port Authority CEO John Hanson says ridership on PATCO trains is down more than six percent over last year.

06/20/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

DRPA May Bring Back EZ Pass Commuter Discounts

DRPA board vice chair Jeffrey Nash suggests the agency can now afford to restore the discounts after tightening its belt elsewhere.

06/05/2014

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